3.6.5.

Then… I spent nights anxiously, twisting and turning worrying about traffic patterns and being late whether I’d sustain the commute Now? the tectonic plates under me have shifted almost all the way to the left and I’m barely hanging on, relying on my arms and fingernails to save me. Now, it’s not financial fears that … More 3.6.5.

Cirrus

Rosy cirrus clouds spread their wings across the blush skies, carelessly sprawling their wispy feathers  You see, it’s solstice and they are showing off,   Sweeping the horizon like rulers of the heavens, trains of their gowns blowing behind them in the summer wind.   And I? I tilt my head in respect, bowing unworthy.

Heavy

Heavy, I’m so heavy Heavy full of space Ballooning out sideways A resistance band so, so heavy Heavy filled with time I’m so heavy Heavy flat on the cold floor weighed down with iron petals which hang like wings from my back each clinking and clanking with every step I’m so heavy– Heavy Heavy full … More Heavy

SOS

I wrote it before bedtime,  SOS! I need you both, FaceTime, whatever…let me know when Just as I clicked the letters, the guilt swooped in:  you don’t need to take care of me, I should be able to do it on my own, I shouldn’t need you. Neither of you have sent a similar message, … More SOS

Ghar

The salt and moisture slap my face I stare– eyes glued, swallowing whole every detail: colors, scents, the sea old and new Hindi gurgles low in my throat bouncing up and down, awaiting a¬†grand entrance. Our car glides through the deep morning hours onto a bridge–it’s new. I turn to my partner, a hot tear … More Ghar

I Will You

Will You–ever know the long ass journey it took on two Pan Am flights, the gapping loss I felt, the foreign tastes that I couldn’t wash away fast enough? Will You– ever know the deep-rooted longing for… the daily melding of two halves, the yearning to return and taste and smell and see and feel, … More I Will You